Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 10, Sep 2013

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25 April 2014

Robert Mericle Sentenced To Prison For Role In "Kids For Cash" Scandal [USA]

Author: Will Hagle, Opposing Views (USA)

Robert Mericle, a builder of for-profit youth detention centers…has been sentenced to a year in federal prison...In addition…Mericle received a $250,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. Mericle was sentenced for lying about his involvement in the “kids for cash scandal,” in which Mericle paid a total of $2.1 million for judges to send juveniles to his detention centers...In 2009, Mericle also plead guilty to failure to disclose a felony, after he initially refused to admit he had paid [the] $2.1 million…He faced up to three years in prison, but his sentence was reduced as part of his plea agreement...Mericle did not actually break any laws by paying the judges, but the judges committed a crime by accepting the money. Prosecutors also argued that Mericle’s actions contributed to the corruption taking place throughout the region…

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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Bienvenidos a nuestra décima edición del Boletín Trimestral de Responsabilidad Legal Empresarial…[que destaca] los avances más importantes en los casos que publicamos, con una lista de los nuevos casos que perfilamos en nuestro sitio web, al igual que las actualizaciones que hacemos a los casos ya publicados, así como otras noticias. Nuestro Portal sobre Responsabilidad Legal Empresarial es un puerto de información en línea que proporciona recursos tanto para abogados(as) como para no abogados(as) – incluyendo, por supuesto, víctimas, defensores(as), ONG, empresarios(as), e incluso a las y los abogados que demandan a ciertas empresas y quienes las defienden. El portal suministra información imparcial y concisa sobre demandas en contra de empresas a las que se les reclama sobre violaciones a los derechos humanos - su objetivo es desmitificar dichas demandas. Cada perfil de caso incluye material tanto de los demandantes como de los demandados, en la medida que estén disponibles…Este número del boletín se encuentra también disponible en inglés y francés…[Se refiere a African Barrick Gold, Alstom, BP, CACI, Chevron, Coca-Cola, COMILOG (parte de ERAMET), Daimler, Danzer, Dow Chemical, Drummond, ERAMET, Ford, HudBay Minerals, IBM, KBR, Ledesma, Mercedes-Benz (parte de Daimler), Monterrico Metals, Nestlé, PA Child Care, Qosmos, Rio Tinto, Shell, Sinter Metal, SNCF, Texaco (parte de Chevron), Thomson Safaris, Total, Union Carbide (parte de Dow), Vedanta Resources, Veolia (parte de Veolia Environnement), Veolia Environnement, Walmart]

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Author: Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises & les Droits de l'Homme

Bienvenue à ce 10e numéro du Bulletin Trimestriel sur la responsabilité juridique des entreprises…[dans lequel nous] mettons en relief les développements importants et les nouveaux procès présentés sur notre site, nous réactualisons les résumés existants et publions d'autres informations. Notre portail sur la responsabilité juridique des entreprises est une plateforme d'informations en ligne qui fournit des ressources aussi bien pour les juristes que les non-juristes - y compris les victimes, les militants, les ONG, les entrepreneurs, les avocats qui poursuivent en justice les entreprises et ceux qui défendent ces dernières. Les informations concernant les procès contre les entreprises pour de prétendues violations des droits de l'homme sont impartiales et concises - le but étant de démystifier ces procès. Chaque profil se rapportant à une action en justice contient à la fois des documents des demandeurs et des défendeurs, dans la mesure où ils sont disponibles. Ce bulletin est maintenant disponible en espagnol et en français…[Fait référence à African Barrick Gold, Alstom, BP, CACI, Chevron, Coca-Cola, COMILOG (filiale d'ERAMET), Daimler, Danzer, Dow Chemical, Drummond, ERAMET, Ford, HudBay Minerals, IBM, KBR, Ledesma, Mercedes-Benz (filiale de Daimler), Monterrico Metals, Nestlé, PA Child Care, Qosmos, Rio Tinto, Shell, Sinter Metal, SNCF, Texaco (filiale de Chevron), Thomson Safaris, Total, Union Carbide (filiale de Dow), Vedanta Resources, Veolia (filiale de Veolia Environnement), Veolia Environnement, Walmart]

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19 September 2013

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin – Issue 10, Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the 10th issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. To assist all those following corporate legal accountability issues, we send this bulletin to highlight key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to existing profiles, and other news. Our Corporate Legal Accountability Portal is an online information hub providing resources for non-lawyers as well as lawyers – including victims, advocates, NGOs, businesspeople, lawyers bringing lawsuits against companies and lawyers defending companies. The portal provides impartial, concise information about lawsuits against companies in which human rights abuses are alleged – its aim is to demystify these lawsuits. Each case profile includes materials from both the plaintiffs and defendants, to the extent they are available…This bulletin is now available in Spanish and French. [Refers to African Barrick Gold, Alstom, BP, CACI, Chevron, Coca-Cola, COMILOG (part of ERAMET), Daimler, Danzer, Dow Chemical, Drummond, ERAMET, Ford, HudBay Minerals, IBM, KBR, Ledesma, Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler), Monterrico Metals, Nestlé, PA Child Care, Qosmos, Rio Tinto, Shell, Sinter Metal, SNCF, Texaco (part of Chevron), Thomson Safaris, Total, Union Carbide (part of Dow), Vedanta Resources, Veolia (part of Veolia Environnement), Veolia Environnement, Walmart]

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"alliance de 180 entreprises multinationales destinée à soutenir leur engagement contre l'épidémie du SIDA"

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1 September 2001

full report: Timber Trafficking: Illegal Logging in Indonesia, South East Asia and International Consumption of Illegally Sourced Timber

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency and Telapak Indonesia

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